Editorials

The Waterfront: East Boston Finally Has Its Moment Under the Sun

December 8, 2011
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The highlight of Mayor Menino’s speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce made Tuesday morning at the Copley Plaza Hotel is that he has asked the Boston Redevelopment Authority to begin the process of creating an East Boston Waterfront Development District. The mayor called this a jump-start. For the long underdeveloped East Boston waterfront...

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The Election: Lamattina Impresses – Even with an Opponent

November 23, 2011
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Councilor Sal LaMattina dominated the vote in last Tuesday’s municipal election – and he had no opponent. He received 1,748 votes in a very light local turnout. In the At-Large race, which was the only significant race on the ballot for local voters, Eastie went for John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy...

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Bridge Project: A Masterpiece in the Making

November 23, 2011
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The new Chelsea Street Bridge is shaping up to be an architectural masterpiece that will also double as a mechanical masterpiece. The new bridge is nearly completed. Officials are saying it will open some time in March. When it does, this neighborhood will be home to a bridge quite unlike any other. The more...

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The Election: Lamattina Impresses – Even with an Opponent

November 16, 2011
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Councilor Sal LaMattina dominated the vote in last Tuesday’s municipal election – and he had no opponent. He received 1,748 votes in a very light local turnout. In the At-Large race, which was the only significant race on the ballot for local voters, Eastie went for John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy...

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Bridge Project: A Masterpiece in the Making

November 16, 2011
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The new Chelsea Street Bridge is shaping up to be an architectural masterpiece that will also double as a mechanical masterpiece. The new bridge is nearly completed. Officials are saying it will open some time in March. When it does, this neighborhood will be home to a bridge quite unlike any other. The more...

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Time Flies: Just Like That, We’ve Reached the End of ‘11

November 9, 2011
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Here we are, finishing the first week in November, readying for Thanksgiving, which means Christmas isn’t too far away. The year 2011 is soaring to a finish. It is amazing how fast this year seemed to fly by, how little we have accomplished, as a nation to fix our broken economy and how little...

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Spirit of Giving: Basile’s Thanksgiving Dinner Set for Nov. 24

November 9, 2011
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The annual Thanksgiving Day dinner open to one and all hosted by Representative Carlo Basile and his boys will once again take place on Thursday, November 24 from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church at 303 Paris Street. Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is a...

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East Boston Savings Bank Continues to Post Impressive Numbers

November 2, 2011
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Since the advent of the Richard Gavegnano era at the East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB), the bank has grown dramatically (it is now over $2.0 billion in assets) and its profitability has soared as well. Despite one of the worst economies in the modern history of the nation, and the world, the EBSB has...

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Mark It Down: Don’t Forget to Vote in Tuesday’s Election

November 2, 2011
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East Boston voters should get out and vote on Tuesday. While the election is quiet, the at-large contest  has some important consequences. Does Michael Flaherty get a seat back on the Council and at whose expense? Will the John Connolly-Ayanna Pressley coalition save her seat? Will Council President Stephen Murphy still be re-elected and...

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A Great Response: Residents Show Tremendous Compassion

October 26, 2011
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Last weekend, Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina, East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile, and Eastie’s State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Mayor Thomas Menino banded together with many prominent members of the neighborhood to make certain that all of those affected by the building collapse on Chelsea Street are helped out so they can get...

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